Friday, 23 December 2016

Finishing up before the holidays with PJs and Home Alone! 

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016


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Tonight is our Christmas concert.  Please have students join me in the classroom at about 6:30.
Concert starts at 7:00.

Dress in Christmas colours, with a scarf and a Santa hat or reindeer antlers if possible.

Monday, 19 December 2016

The holidays are almost here and I recognize that this will be a busy week for families as many of you get ready to travel or host others so there will be no homework assignments this week.

Some students, have some catch up assignments and reading records to complete, but there will be no new assigned reading record or spelling words until January.  Please check in with your child to see if they have work to get caught up on, keep reading and enjoy the bustle of the holidays!

Friday, 16 December 2016

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LGMS Christmas concert is next Tuesday, Dec.20th at 7:00.
Grade five students are asked to arrive by 6:30 and be dressed in a red,white or green shirt with a scarf and a Santa hat or antlers if possible.

Concert from 7:00-8:00

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Separation Challenge Lab  - do you think you could have separated these mixtures?
Paper and paperclips

Lemon juice and glue

Coloured water, sugar and styrofoam

Pennies and flour

Rubbing alcohol and water

Cereal and plastic beads


Lemon juice and styrofoam

Toothpicks and chia seeds

Lemon juice and toothpicks
Rice and iron filings


Monday, 12 December 2016

Please watch for a gymnastics field trip form and waiver coming home tonight.  I would like both pages to be returned to me before Christmas break.

Tuesday afternoon - we will be walking to CCHS to watch a dress rehearsal of Shrek the Musical.  Please make sure to have appropriate outdoor clothing for the walk.

Friday - Math weekly #3 is due

Also please remember that there is a weekly reading record that needs to be all the way filled in before handing it in each Monday.  Many students did not turn in their reading records this morning. Please check in with your child about this work.   Each reading record has 5 sections to be completed either daily, or at any time that a book has been read for over ten minutes at a time.
Shrek Musical
We're invited!
We have been invited, along with three other classes from our school, to watch the dress rehearsal of Shrek the Musical at CCHS this Tuesday afternoon.

We will leave here to walk to the high school a little after 1:00 and we will be picked up by our buses to return us to school in time for dismissal.  Please make sure that your child comes to school in clothing appropriate for the weather since we will be making our own way to CCHS by foot.

Friday, 9 December 2016

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Today we started using Prodigy.  It is a math game that helps to build math skills set in a fun fantasy world.  It also gives me feedback about the amount of practice times and the skills being worked on. For anyone that has not yet joined our class, go to  prodigygame.com/play.  Students need to log in using their first name and last initial then enter our class code: RS5RCW

A login name will be made (it usually is the first name, last initial and some numbers).  Students always use that same login each time along with their password.  Everyone that loged in this afternoon can see their login name by clicking here (passwords are hidden).

Math practice is a great thing to do on a cold weekend :)

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

This morning we were working to separate mixtures of solids - some worked well with the help of a magnet, some floated apart using water... and others were more difficult!  We found out that most pennies aren't magnetic, and neither is tinfoil.  We also discovered that adding water to powered milk makes it hard to give back the powdered milk because it has changed states.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

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Thursday we have our We Day bake sale.  
To participate in this fund raising event, send your child with a dollar or two to buy a treat!




Tomorrow grade fives have their next round of inoculations so please check that sleeves are loose or sweaters can easily be taken off to make things easier and quicker.   Students are welcome to bring a comfort stuffy to help bolster their courage if they need it.


Monday, 5 December 2016

Important things happening this week:

Tuesday:  Poetry reviews are due.  Like a book review, poetry reviews show understanding of a poem (students had the choice of 5 different poems) and students are also asked to use the poem to give evidence that supports their answer.

Wednesday: In grade 5 our next round of inoculations will take place in the morning.

Thursday:  Bake sale and December book orders are due (book orders can be paid by check or online with VISA, then send the order form with your payment reference filled in - please remember to also circle the books ordered :)

Friday: Spelling assignment #2 is due in the morning when we complete our test

* reminder that for every week there is a reading record for students to complete to show their understanding of the books they are reading.  These are due Monday morning and they should be signed by parents when they are complete*

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Non-Newtonian fluids have properties of both liquids and solids.  Today we tried to classify this unknown substance using a series of tests.  You can make it at home too.  It's easy and non-toxic.  Use a ratio of about 4:1 of corn starch to water.  (Ex: 1c corn starch plus about 1/4c water).
Here are some great pictures, then follow the link to the folder to see some of our videos too!